Best hot weather grip BESIDES Tourna?

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  1. JackB1

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    I have been trying Tourna grip the last few weeks....it's been 95 degrees lately in Atlanta and it does work well for sweat, but I absolutely HATE the papery, rough feel of Tourna. I love my usual Wilson Pro overgrip, but it gets slick when wet.

    Is there any other overgrip besides Tourna that works better than Wilson Pro with sweat? thanks.
     
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  3. Lefty5

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    maybe try tourna TAC. Tacky feel but doesn't slip as bad as Wilson Pro/Supergrap (same grip BTW).
     
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    I've been using TournaGrip Tacky and I like it. I sweat a LOT as well, also playing in Atlanta.

    On the worst days, I'll swap frames for a few games to let the grip dry. Speaking of, it's about time for new wristbands...
     
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    Wilson Pro Soft is a more absorbent (and non-tacky) version of Wilson Pro. Another in that category is Babolat Pro Team.

    Both are thicker than Tourna, and more cushioned and comfortable. However, neither reach the same absorbency levels.
     
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    I tried Wilson Pro soft and didn't much like it. I will give Gamma Supreme another try. It does say "moisture management" on the package. :)
     
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  7. bayoozen33

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    Gamma Supreme is terrible for a sweaty hand. Way worse than Supergrap.
     
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    I second the Tourna Tac. I was very surprised with how much I liked it when I used it. I will probably buy more real soon because I am going through regular tourna real fast and I also do not like the papery feel that much.
     
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    I use the Babolot pro team tacky

    I sweat a lot and it is very absorbant
     
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    It's got to be better than Wilson Pro overgrips for sweat. I also bought a rosin bag and will rotate racquets. Hopefully it will suffice. I just can't stand Tourna, even though it works. It feels like a paper towel and it's so thin it makes my grip feel too small.
     
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    I'm a Supergrap user but there is no grip that can handle the amount I sweat in a match. I pretty much have to towel off after every 2 points if I want to keep my grip reasonably dry. When it gets oppressive out, I bring out a tennis glove.
     
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    If you like Wilson Pro, try their perforated grip for the summer. I love the stuff (though I usually use Pacific XTac).
     
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    I use Wilson Pro overgrips but for me using Prince Grip Plus is a must for anytime other than dead winter. Its like antiperspirant for the hand; doesn't make your hand overly tacky but keeps it from sweating.

    One guy in our group got the stuff a couple years ago and it has gradually popped up in more and more bags around here. I have a rosin bag too, but never use it.
     
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    The Prince stuff is pretty good but is pricey.
     
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    babolat symbio
     
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    What about babolat vs?
     
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    Hmmm... interesting responses but IMO could use clarification on one point: what's your definition of "hot weather"?

    I live in the tropics, barely above the equator. While we rarely get the 3-digit temps in the CONUS, the humidity combined with nearly year-round 80-90F leads to a sticky feeling not unlike coming out of a hot shower. I used to live in CA where the summer temps reached 110F but, as they say, "it's a dry heat."

    That said, I've found SuperGrap to be the best under these conditions primarily for its tackiness, more specifically the white grips. Why the white? Do a Search and there's several threads with speculation.
     
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  18. flashfire276

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    Babolat Pro Team Tacky. Very absorbent and comfy.

    Gamma Supreme FTW!
     
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    You might think im crazy but wilson pro overgrip after it has been worn down a little bit feels pretty good in the summer, besides that tourna grip is as good as it gets for humid weather.
     
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    It's odd, but the price seems to vary a lot from vendor to vendor. Look around online and you can find it as low as $5.50. TW doesn't seem to sell it at all. Use the pull-up top to control how much you apply, only need a bit, and one bottle will last quite a while.
     
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  21. kevoT

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    prince micro tac? Just my two cents as this grip last for ages and in Hong Kong, though living here my whole life (not chinese) i have never gotten used to the humid conditions over the summer, thus making me sweat bucket loads! Anyway, this grip absorbs most of my sweat. I might as well give an example: i played a tennis social on june 3rd and it was about 35 centigrade with humidity at around 90%, I was surprised by the fact that my grip was able to absorb my sweat that was almost pouring off me like a waterfall! so now i know that this grip can do the job.
     
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